Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 21-10-2017

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Tillerson: European business deals with Iran are safe
The United States does not intend to disrupt European business deals with Iran, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Friday.

Turkey, Iran will use national currencies in trade
Turkey and Iran will use national currencies in trade to further improve mutual turnover between the two countries.

EU leaders approve first step to Brexit trade talks
EU leaders agreed Friday to start internal work on the bloc’s relationship with Britain after Brexit, giving some progress for embattled Prime Minister Theresa May to take back home.

Iraqi forces complete Kirkuk province takeover
Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk following a three-hour battle with Kurdish Peshmerga forces, security sources said.

Lavrov: Return to situation before JCPOA impossible
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said return to a situation, which was before the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is impossible, adding “There can be no talk on the renewal of the UN Security Council’s sanctions.”

Iran warns of adopting violent policies to resolve world problems
Iran’s frist vice president said violent policies should not be allowed to be replaced by dialogue-based solutions, stressing that Tehran strongly supports negotiation as the best solution to problems in the world.

Iran military chief: Daesh taking last breath in Syria
The Iranian military chief praised successful counter-terrorism operations during a visit to a frontline position near the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying the terrorists are taking their last breath in the country.

IRGC vows enhanced Iranian missile power in face of threats
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) sharply denounced the US president’s hostile policies, vowing that the country will speed up its conventional missile program and regional role in response to enemy threats.


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Iran’s military chief meets Assad, visits Aleppo
Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Thursday and visited a frontline position near the Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday.

Putin: West has betrayed Russia’s trust
Russian President Vladimir Putin has directed scathing criticism at the West — the United States in particular — saying it had repeatedly betrayed Moscow’s trust.

Iran cannot count on Europe to retaliate against America: Shireen Hunter
Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran
Times that that “Despite some voices raised in America against the decertification, many in Congress–both Republican and Democrat –have been against JCPOA.

Tehran mayor hopes for Korean firms’ investment in Iran
Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi on Friday expressed hopes for South Korean companies’ investment in the country, especially in the construction, manufacturing and energy sectors.

Pollution linked to 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, study says
The fatal effects of pollution are seen across our planet.

Tillerson: U.S. won’t interfere with European trade with Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the Trump administration does not intend to disrupt European business deals with Iran, a week after Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal.

Tillerson blames Saudi-led group for PGCC rift stalemate
The United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said he has little hope that the months-long Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis will be resolved soon, blaming the House of Saud regime-led group of countries for lack of progress.

IRGC chief thanks nation for support
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, on Thursday lauded the Iranian nation for their fervent support for the military force after U.S. President Donald Trump’s harsh stance against the IRGC.

No problems with Iran, Amano says
Yukiya Amano, chief of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency, said on Thursday that the IAEA will continue its work with Iran without any problems.

Iran nuclear deal break-up would jeopardize global security: Lavrov
Ending the Iran nuclear deal would jeopardize global security, including the situation on the Korean peninsula, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Tehran: U.S. ‘irresponsible approach’ has created new situation
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Thursday that the U.S. administration’s “irresponsible approaches” on the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has created a new situation.

Kerry: Leaving JCPOA fate to Congress is ‘very dangerous’
John Kerry, the former U.S. Secretary of State, said on Thursday that leaving the 2015 nuclear deal’s fate to Congress was “very dangerous” and opened the door to “party politics”.

EU leaders reaffirm support for Iran nuclear deal
EuropeanUnion leaders onThursday reaffirmed their full commitmentto the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, hoping that the U.S. Congress would not let it collapse despite relentless criticism by President Donald Trump.